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National Capacity Development & Operator Certification Workshop Tackles Drinking Water Foundational Issues

National Capacity Development & Operator Certification Workshop Tackles Drinking Water Foundational Issues

Alan Roberson, ASDWA’s Executive Director, and Anita Thompkins, EPA’s Director of OGWDW’s Drinking Water Protection Division, welcomed state primacy agency...

Big Crowd at EPA PFAS Community Engagement in North Carolina

Big Crowd at EPA PFAS Community Engagement in North Carolina

On Tuesday, August 14th, the EPA held a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) community engagement in Fayetteville, North Carolina-this was...

August is Water Quality Month

August is Water Quality Month

Across the globe, Water Quality Month is being celebrated in August to promote water quality and drinking water. This month...

Latest in Long WOTUS Legal Battle

Latest in Long WOTUS Legal Battle

The long legal battle over the Clean Water Rule also known as the Waters of the US (WOTUS) continues as...

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ASDWA Reports: Impacts to State Resources


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Costs of States’ Transactions Study [CoSTS]
(April 2018)

EPA is evaluating several options for potential Long-Term Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LT-LCR). EPA presented several options at a Federalism Consultation briefing on January 8, 2018, and requested comments by March 8, 2018. ASDWA conducted this Costs of States’ Transactions Study (CoSTS) as part of its comment development process for these regulatory options. The detailed spreadsheets included in this study calculate the estimated hours for the five categories of regulatory options presented at the January 8th meeting, plus an additional category for “Regulatory Start-Up”.


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Insufficient Resources for State Drinking Water Programs Threaten Public Health (December 2013)

As the public health risks posed by drinking water contaminants and other constituents of concern become more complex and pressing, state program responsibilities for adequately managing sources of drinking water, overseeing the treatment of drinking water, and supervising water systems all increase. In 2013, ASDWA produced this report to intertwine the public health protection mission and responsibilities of state drinking water programs with a funding needs assessment and analysis of outcomes should inadequate funding be provided.

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The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) is the professional Association serving state drinking water programs. Formed in 1984 to address a growing need for state administrators to have national representation, ASDWA has become a respected voice for state primacy agents with Congress, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other professional organizations.

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Keeping Water at the Top of Everyone’s Mind

One of the most important roles ASDWA has is to make sure no one stops thinking about water. Whether that means spending time on the Hill to speak with Congressional staff about drinking water issues, or expanding the reach of our communications to the public by way of social media, ASDWA is constantly working to advance our message of public health protection on behalf of our members. Having safe drinking water is taken for granted by many, so ASDWA continually emphasizes drinking water’s importance for public health and for the economy.

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